Everyday I try to hit the gym. I wake up, go through my morning routine, put some hours in at the office and then workout. Just like you, I have all sorts of days. Awesome days where I hit personal records and the weights leave my chest effortlessly. Good days where I put in the work and achieve a sense of accomplishment. Mediocre days where I grind and just barely make it out of the gym feeling sub par. Then there are the bad days where I go in, sit on a bench and just ask myself the questions, “Why am I even here? What am I even trying to accomplish…?”
Those days suck but it is at those points in your life you must fight that inner voice. You have to treat those thoughts like a poison and evolve to survive. To evolve you must analyze and outmaneuver those negative thoughts.
Here are three ways to do just that:
1. Crush them. In my case, I told those voices that I am hear because… I Love my family, I want to be the best version of myself, I want to be strong for whatever the future brings, I am a frigg’n beast! Once I told my mind who was the boss, the thoughts disappeared instantly… Just like bullies do when you face up to them.
2. Outgrow them. Just like Deshun Wang did in the video, he never stopped learning and growing. This growth allowed him to face all the challenges of his life and ultimately battle through any difficulties. He grew so much that he realized that everything he went through in his life was done just to get him to the present moment. Personal growth has a strange way of make problems that seem big…shrink in comparison.
3. Starve them. When these thoughts enter your mind, let them run off you like water in a shower. Don’t give the negative thoughts any fuel to work with. If you are at the gym, turn up your music. If you are at the office, get up and change your surroundings. If you are by yourself, call a friend or switch gears on whatever you are doing.
There are definitely more wore ways to deal with these demons that crawl into your head. However, when applying the Focus 8 program, it’s how you deal with them that matters in the end.